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Earth Science Week 2019 events calendar

Browse all the events which took place during Earth Science Week 2019.

Events running on multiple days or all week (12 to 20 October 2019)

Friday 11 to Sunday 13 October 2019 at Free Church Manse, Achiltibuie, Ullapool IV26 2YG

Reiff Climbing Festival is an opportunity for like-minded rock climbers to get together and explore the local geology of the North West Highlands Geopark. There will be rock climbing for all, from taster events to advanced climbing lessons, along with Ceilidh, geology for rock climbers and much more.

Speaker session: Pete Harrison will be speaking about the Scottish Himalayas and Hutton's Arse at 5.30pm on Friday 11 October at Achiltibuie Community Hall.

Ticket prices start at £15 for festival registration, see website for more information. For any enquiries, please contact Tim Hamlet at info@hamletmountaineering.com.

All week during respective library opening hours

Come and search for dinosaurs in the library! Find them all, learn some facts about them and enter a draw to win a dinosaur education-themed prize. This event offers fun for all ages, and will be taking place during opening hours at the following libraries:

Visit the Science from the Start Facebook page for more information, or contact Dr Laura Hobbs at sciencefromthestart@gmail.com with any enquiries.

All week during library opening hours at Oystermouth Library, 15 Dunns Lane, The Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4AA

Learn about the history of coal mining in Clyne Valley by visiting this free public display in the foyer of Oystermouth Library during Earth Science Week. To see the geological history of the Valley first hand, at the end of the week there will be a Clyne Valley geowalk on Sunday 20 October.

Contact Tony White at awhite153@btinternet.com with any enquiries.

10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 12, Sunday 13 and Monday 14 October 2019 at Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS

Visit Dynamic Earth during Earth Science Week to take part in a free (with admission to Dynamic Earth) wild workshop thanks to the Marine Conservation Society. Find out about deep-sea animals and the adaptations that help them survive in the depth, then get creative and design your own 'alien of the deep'. 

Contact Natalie Walls at natalie.walls@dynamicearth.co.uk with any enquiries.

10.20am on Monday 14 October and 11.00am on Sunday 20 October, meeting at St Alphege Church, Church Hill Road, Solihull B91 3RQ

Solihull town centreJoin the West Midlands Regional Group for a walking tour of the building geology of Solihull, following a route starting at St Alphege Church, around Mell Square, and through Touchwood Shopping Centre. Anyone with an interest is welcome to attend either of the walks, which will follow the same route on both dates.

Contact Ray Pratt at geostart@btinternet.com with any enquiries.

10.00am to 4.00pm on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 October 2019 at Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS

This October the Open University is celebrating its 50th anniversary at Dynamic Earth. Meet academic and student scientists from the Open University involved in BBC broadcasts, find out what they do and how they do it. Try your hand at some virtual science experiments and hands-on activities too. 

Discover the space robots used to explore comets and the planets, try being an ocean explorer or food scientist, get involved in citizen science with iSpot and Treezilla, and much more… discover how we “do science” at a distance for students.

Free with admission to Dynamic Earth. Contact Natalie Walls at natalie.walls@dynamicearth.co.uk with any enquiries.

5.00pm on Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16, Thursday 17 and Friday 18 October 2019 at Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ

The Sedgwick Museum will be celebrating Earth Science Week with an exciting series of short and informal free teatime tours. A different tour guide each evening will introduce you to selected highlights from the collection and showcase their favourite object. The tours are aimed at visitors aged 12 and up.

Contact Nicola Skipper at ns578@cam.ac.uk with any enquiries.

Session one - Wednesday 16, session two - Thursday 17 October 2019

10.00am to 3.30pm at the Central Teaching Hub, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7BX

GeoHub Liverpool logoAimed at 16- to 18-year-old students studying A-level Geology, this free masterclass will see students using our suite of optical microscopes at the University to learn how to identify rock types in thin section and find out how to identify microfossils in grain mounts to see how they can be used to inform their geological understanding. They will also produce e-posters for peer feedback.

At the end of the session, students will be given a problem to solve, encouraged to identify mystery materials and given the opportunity to play rock and fossil bingo!

Only 25 places are available per session, so please contact hiatus@liverpool.ac.uk to book or with any enquiries, and visit the GeoHub Liverpool website to find out more about the Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences at the University of Liverpool.

10.00am to 4.00pm on Thursday 17, Friday 18, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2019 at Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings at Dynamic Earth this Earth Science Week, and uncover the epic story of humanity’s first voyage to another world through fun, family activities and demos. Zoom across the lunar surface using moon buggy VR, help our team build incredible Lego rockets, and even get your hands on a real piece of the moon. To top off your day head down to our ShowDome cinema to experience the moon landings in spectacular 360⁰ with our new movie CAPCOM GO!

Free with admission to Dynamic Earth. Contact Natalie Walls at natalie.walls@dynamicearth.co.uk with any enquiries.

Various session times throughout October 2019 at Oxford Christadelphian Church, Tyndale Road, Oxford OX4 1JL

Part of the Oxford Science and Ideas Festival. View fine art prints demonstrating the versatility of printmaking and the story of first animal evolution from the Cambrian Explosion (540 – 500 million years ago) that produced the ancestors of all animals alive today.

Come and visit during one of the following sessions:

  • Saturday 19 October: 11.00am to 5.00pm
  • Monday 21 October: 4.00pm to 8.00pm
  • Tuesday 22 October: 11.00am to 6.00pm
  • Wednesday 23 October: 6.00pm to 8.00pm
  • Saturday 26 October: 11.00am to 5.00pm
  • Monday 28 October: 4.00pm to 8.00pm

Artists will be demonstrating their techniques answering questions from 4.00pm to 6.00pm on both Mondays and Tuesday, 6.00pm to 8.00pm on Wednesday and 2.00pm to 5.00pm on both Saturdays.

This event is unticketed, but it helps the organisers to monitor interest if you register for First imprints via Eventbrite.

IF Oxford is operating a Pay What You Decide (PWYD) ticketing system. This works by enabling you to pre-book events without paying for a ticket beforehand. Afterwards, you have the opportunity to pay what you decide you want to, or can afford. If you prefer, you can make a donation to IF Oxford when you book. All funds raised go towards next year’s Festival.


Saturday 12 October 2019​

10.00am to 4.00pm at British Geological Survey, Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth, Nottinghamshire NG12 5GG

Visit the British Geological Survey for their Open Day, following the theme of 'Geoscience is for everyone'. The day will feature talks and activities demonstrating how geology plays an important role in our daily lives, and BGS will also be showcasing the diversity of geoscience careers available for individuals across a whole range of interests and skills.

Although the event is aimed at families, there will be something for rock lovers of all ages, from newbies to experienced Earth scientists. As most of the activities will take place indoors, it's sure to be a great day out whatever the weather! This is a free event, but you must book tickets via Eventbrite.

Find out more via the BGS website, or contact Alison Clayton at alay@bgs.ac.uk with any enquiries.

10.30am, meeting at Stanbridgeford, the first turning on the right of the road into Stanbridge, off the A505 between Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard - postal code LU7 9JG, grid reference SP 969 231

This free, 3-mile-long walk with the Bedfordshire Geology Group takes a look at the many uses of chalk in the Chilterns and the impact that this has had on the landscape. Bev Fowlston will take you on a route that includes some short but steep climbs and may be rough and slippery in places. Please wear walking boots and dress for the weather.

This event is free, with no booking required - just turn up to take part. The walk is open to all, and prior geological knowledge is not necessary.

Contact the Bedfordshire Geology Group's Secretary, Derek Turner, at secretary@bedfordshiregeologygroup.org.uk with any enquiries.

11.00am to 5.00pm at Masonic Hall, 112 High Street, Sidmouth EX10 8EF

Sidmouth Science Festival logoThe free Geo Day event is part of Sidmouth Science Festival's 'Super Science Saturday' and comprises interactive displays of rocks, minerals and mineral identification activities and fossils and dinosaurs for all ages. The day will also feature a rolling programme of 30-minute talks, including topics like plankton and climate, dinosaur research, Dartmoor tin mining and the history of a pebble.

Contact John Ayres at jr.ayres@btinternet.com with any enquiries.

12.45pm to 5.00pm at Somerset Earth Science Centre, Moon's Hill Quarry, Stoke St Michael, Somerset BA3 5JU

An afternoon of geology talks and tea. Lectures include:

  • Selling Planet Earth: Communicating geology to the public - Professor Iain Stewart, University of Plymouth
  • Meteorites and impact craters - Dr Anna Losiak, University of Exeter
  • The Mendips as Triassic islands - James Ronan, University of Bristol
  • The Beacon Hill pericline and its modern analogues - Professor Tony Watts

Register now via Eventbrite - tickets cost £20, to be paid on the day. Contact Adel Avery at adel@earthsciencecentre.org.uk with any enquiries, or visit the Geo Lecture Day website to find out more.

1.00pm to 4.30pm at Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9DA

A joint meeting of the Yorkshire Geological Society and the Leeds Geological Association, convened by Mike Bowman (YGS) and Alex Dunhill (University of Leeds). The meeting will consist of a series of four illustrated talks by leading experts on the Earth's ancient atmosphere and its co-evolution with life on our planet - from its primordial origins in deep geological time to the most recent perturbations by the activity of humans.

The programme is as follows:

  • 'Carbon dioxide and climate over Earth history' - Ben Mills (University of Leeds)
  • 'The rise and rise (and rise) of atmospheric oxygen' - Alex Krause (University of Leeds)
  • 'Carbon emissions and mass extinctions: what drove the biggest climate "events" of the Meso-Cenozoic?' - Sarah Greene (University of Birmingham)
  • 'The evidence for anthropogenic modification of the atmosphere and the implications for the recognition of the Anthropocene Epoch' - Colin Waters (University of Leicester)

The event is free of charge and non-members are welcome to attend. Participants will be asked to register upon arrival. For more information about the Yorkshire Geological Society, please visit the YGS website.

Bracelet Bay (Lifeguard Hut), Mumbles Road, The Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4EN

Bracelet Bay in the Mumbles, SwanseaJoin local geological artist Rhiannon Holden for a free guided workshop to discover the outstanding Carboniferous rock formations of Bracelet Bay through the medium of art. The event will draw on the basic principles of geology, how to record field data, and the fundamentals of field sketching and interpretation in a dynamic and creative way. This event is suitable for families and children aged eight and up.

Spaces are limited, so please contact Rhiannon Holden at rhiannon.holden1@gmail.com to book your place, or if you have any enquiries.


Sunday 13 October 2019

11.00am to 3.00pm at Lickey Hills Country Park Visitor Centre, Warren Lane, Rednall, Birmingham B45 8ER

Drop in at any time between 11.00am and 3.00pm to watch the Lickey Hills Geo-Champions at work clearing a geological site. There will be opportunities to discuss the geology and to participate in removing pine needles, moss and more from the rock surfaces to reveal structures. Suitable for all ages, this event is free and there will be displays highlighting the geology of the Lickey Hills, examples of simple geological instruments, and literature regarding the Lickey Hills Geo-Champions.

Contact Ken Lewis at k.o.lewis1@btinternet.com with any enquiries.

12.00pm to 1.00pm at St Mary's Church, Church Lane, Charlbury, Chipping Norton OX7 3PX

St. Mary's Church, CharlburyThe wide range of rock types used for gravestones means that cemeteries can be geological treasure troves. Join geologists Nina Morgan and Philip Powell on a guided geological walk through the churchyard at St Mary's in Charlbury, Oxfordshire - a 10-minute walk from Charlbury Station. You'll never look at your churchyard in the same way again!

This event is designed for adults and teenagers, with no prior knowledge of geology required. No booking is required, just turn up on the day to join in. Contact Nina Morgan at nina.morgan@cooptel.net with any enquiries, and visit the Gravestone Geology website to find out more about The Geology of Oxford Gravestones, the book on which the walk is based.


Monday 14 October 2019

10.30am to 4.00pm, meeting by the Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, London SE1 9PH

Join members of the London Geodiversity Partnership to follow a geotrail along the anomalous ‘River Neckinger’. The walk will be along a crescent shape, beginning at the Oxo Tower and finishing at St. Saviour’s Dock, both on the South Bank of the River Thames.

The route has been described by some as the ‘River Neckinger’, but in reality only the final portion (from Bermondsey Abbey to St. Saviour’s dock) can lay claim to the name. Along the way participants will examine the evidence for the various waterways that have been joined together in the past to make a semi-circular route.

We will stop for lunch at Elephant & Castle where there is a choice of cafés. The route is flat and almost entirely on pavements.

There is no need to book, just turn up on the day. Please contact info@londongeopartnership.org.uk with any enquiries.

7.00pm to 9.00pm at Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS

Blue Planet IIMeet The Open University academic team working on the BBC and The Open University co-production Blue Planet II, including Professor Mark Brandon, Dr Phillip Sexton, Dr Miranda Dyson and Dr Pallavi Anand. Using breakthroughs in marine science and cutting-edge technologies, this landmark seven-part series brought viewers face-to-face with compelling stories from our Earth’s incredible oceans. 

The talk uses video footage from Blue Planet II, covers the science of our oceans, the experience of the production process, how science and discovery were the driving forces behind the award-winning series, and is followed by an opportunity to get the team to answer your questions.

Tickets cost £5 for adults and are free for students (with valid student ID) and can be booked via Dynamic Earth's 'Science Behind the Blue Planet' event page.

Contact Natalie Walls at natalie.walls@dynamicearth.co.uk with any enquiries.


Tuesday 15 October 2019

7.00pm to 8.30pm at Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS

The moonHear from Professor Monica Grady, Professor of Planetary and Space Science at The Open University, as she explores the developments of the last 50 years since man walked on the moon and the Open University was born. Professor Grady is most well known for her work on meteorites, with an asteroid named in her honour, and has spoken before about voyages in space and time. Expect to be both informed, thrilled and entertained.

Tickets cost £5 for adults and are free for students (with valid student ID) and can be booked via Dynamic Earth's '1969 and all that' event page.

Contact Natalie Walls at natalie.walls@dynamicearth.co.uk with any enquiries.


Wednesday 16 October 2019

3.00pm at the Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BG
6.00pm at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA

Hear from Professor Ros Rickaby, Professor of Biogeochemistry in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford, in a free joint lecture between the Geological Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry. The goal of Ros' research is to develop ways to reconstruct and understand the co-evolution of life and Earth’s climate.

Tickets for the matinee lecture are available now via Eventbrite, as are tickets for the evening lecture via the Royal Society of Chemistry's website.


Thursday 17 October 2019

9.30am to 11.30am at Solihull College, Blossomfield Campus, Solihull B91 1SB

Solihull Council, supported by Solihull College, is pleased to invite A-level students to attend a free Earth Science Week STEM event. The event follows the completion of a test borehole in Tudor Grange Park; drilled to investigate whether water from an aquifer beneath Solihull town centre might be a viable source of heat to supply an energy network.

An energy or heat network – sometimes called district heating – is a distribution system of insulated pipes that takes heat from a central source and delivers it to a number of domestic or non-domestic buildings. The project aims to reduce carbon emissions and offer a long term and affordable source of heat to town centre buildings.

The event will look at the following:

  • Geological history of the area and how the aquifer was formed
  • How we investigate ground water sources
  • Borehole drilling in Tudor Grange Park
  • What is an energy network?
  • The engineering steps in developing an energy network

There will also be an opportunity to speak to experts working in science, technology and engineering disciplines about career opportunities and key subjects.

This event is open to college-age students in the Solihull area. Registration is required - contact Ellie Horwitch-Smith at energynetworks@solihull.gov.uk to register or with any enquiries.


Friday 18 October 2019

10.00am to 11.30am at Cotton On Studio, 303 Marine Road Central, Morecambe LA4 5BY

Attendees of this free crafternoon can use wet felting to create beautiful beachscapes inspired by the view of Morecambe Bay from Cotton On Studio, and learn about the geology of beaches at the same time. 

Aimed at ages 60+, booking is essential as places are limited - email cottonon@instruction.com or call 07970 252718 to reserve your place. You can also visit the Science from the Start Facebook page for more information or contact Dr Laura Hobbs at sciencefromthestart@gmail.com with any enquiries.

2.30pm to 4.30pm at The Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin D09 HK58, Ireland

Engage with fun, educational, hands-on activities that showcase geoscience and its importance in everyday life. Activities include building an earthquake-proof house, making a trace fossil, designing a water filtration system, and turning your smartphone into a microscope. New for this year is ‘Guess Who?’, a game that challenges you to use a geoscientist’s equipment to discover their profession (e.g. palaeontologist/hydrogeologist). Run in collaboration with iCRAG.

Please visit the Rediscovery Centre's website to find out more about the venue, or contact Roberta Bellini at roberta@rediscoverycentre.ie for more information on this event.

7.00pm to 8.30pm at St Mary's Church, 1 South Drive, Liverpool L15 8JJ

Friends and family of the 136th Liverpool Guides are invited to join the group to learn more about fossils and how they were created through a series of activities and discussions.

This event is aimed primarily at girls between 8 and 14 years old. Please contact Nicola Wareing at nwear@aol.com for more information.

7.00pm to 9.30pm at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AR

Join the Royal Geographical Society for an evening of historic film as they delve into their globe-spanning collection, showcasing a unique record of 20th century life on Earth.

View archival footage of Ralph Bagnold’s innovative expeditions using adapted Model Ford cars and Renault lorries to access unknown sites of prehistoric settlement and cave painting.

The evening will also feature a panel discussion with Jan Faull (formerly Archive Production Curator at the BFI), Isla Forsyth (Associate Professor in Cultural and Historical Geography at the University of Nottingham), Stephen Bagnold (Ralph Bagnold's son) and Anjana Khatwa (panel chair, an Earth scientist).

Tickets are priced from £8.00 per person, and can be booked via the Royal Geographical Society's website.


Saturday 19 October 2019

10.25am to 4.35pm (with refreshments from 10.00am) at Melksham Assembly Hall, Market Place, Melksham SN12 6ES

The 2019 study day for the Wiltshire Buildings Record will focus on the Earth materials used in the different styles of local vernacular architecture. The day will explore the variety of building materials available to builders from the earliest times, how they made the most of them and their impact on the appearance of our towns and villages today. You can find out more about the day's talks and themes via the event flyer.

Tickets are £16.50, or £14 for members, senior citizens and students. Book early to avoid disappointment by contacting Dorothy Treasure via dorothy.treasure@wiltshire.gov.uk. You can also book a buffet lunch for £8.50 or bring your own.

10.30am to 12.00pm at Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ

Sedgwick stepsDiscover rocks and fossils in Cambridge city centre. This walking tour of Cambridge will introduce you to just a few of the rock types and geological features that can be found hidden in the walls, roofs and pavements around the city centre.

Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather. Meet at the steps of the museum 10 minutes before the tour starts.

Contact Nicola Skipper at ns578@cam.ac.uk with any enquiries.

10.30am to 1.30pm at Ipswich Museum, High Street, Ipswich IP1 3QH

Nucula cobboldiaeElizabeth Knipe Cobbold (1764-1824) lived in Holywells Mansion, Ipswich, and collected fossils from the Crag in its extensive grounds. Her fossils were published by James Sowerby in London from 1812 - making her one of the very earliest geologists. Visit GeoSuffolk's 'Meet Elizabeth Cobbold' stand in the Geology Gallery at Ipswich Museum to find out more about the geological pioneer.

Contact Bob Markham at caroline.markham1@btinternet.com with any enquiries.

10.30am at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW

Oxford University Museum of Natural HistoryMembers (and their families) of the West Midlands Regional Group of the Geological Society (and associated groups) are invited to come to Oxford's renowned museum of natural history to embark upon a tour led by the curator.

Attendees will have to cover their own travel costs to the museum, and should meet the group at the entrance of the museum on the day.

Contact Andrew Harrison, Field Trip Co-ordinator for the WMRG, at andrewcfharrison@yahoo.com with any enquiries.

Performances at 12.00pm and 2.00pm at Westgate Oxford, Queen Street, Oxford OX1 1TR

Part of the Oxford Science and Ideas Festival. Crystal Palace, New Year’s Eve 1853. A sumptuous banquet is underway inside a life-sized Iguanodon model. Historical characters emerge; early ‘undergroundologists’ – England’s fossil finders. Dinosaurs are hot news; captivating the rich and the famous, but what do they mean? As new, unsettling ideas of extinction and evolution emerge, puddings spin and birds fly from pies in the Iguanodon Restaurant!

This event is unticketed, but it helps the organisers to monitor interest if you register for Iguanodon Restaurant via Eventbrite.

IF Oxford is operating a Pay What You Decide (PWYD) ticketing system. This works by enabling you to pre-book events without paying for a ticket beforehand. Afterwards, you have the opportunity to pay what you decide you want to, or can afford. If you prefer, you can make a donation to IF Oxford when you book. All funds raised go towards next year’s Festival.

1.30pm to 3.00pm, meeting at Hook Norton Brewery, Brewery Lane, Hook Norton, Banbury OX15 5NY

Lime Kiln Halt The birth of the railway network not only revolutionised travel and transport of goods for many, it also had a profound effect on the science of geology. Railway cuttings for the new lines revealed rock outcrops that had never before been seen.

In April 1878, the Geologists' Association ran a field trip to explore the new cuttings between Chipping Norton and Hook Norton along the Cheltenham to Banbury Railway. Join geologists Nina Morgan and Owen Green to track what their exploration revealed.

This event is run by the Oxfordshire Geology Trust. On the day, park in the brewery car park and meet at the entrance to the cafe. Please note that this field trip involves car-sharing and off-road walking, and is therefore unsuitable for young children or dogs. Teenagers and adults are all welcome, and no prior knowledge is required.

Tickets are free, but reservations are essential - email contact@oxfordshiregeologytrust.org.uk to book your geological journey or to find out more.


Sunday 20 October 2019

11.30am to 12.30pm at Holywell Cemetery, Longwall Street, Oxford OX1 3TP

Part of the Oxford Science and Ideas Festival. The wide range of rock types used for gravestones means that cemeteries can be geological treasure-troves. They are also great places to study local history and environmental science. Join geologists Nina Morgan and Philip Powell on a guided geological cemetery walk through Holywell Cemetery.

Be prepared to walk on rough ground so please wear comfortable walking shoes. This event may not be suitable for wheelchair users.

You can book your place on the Holywell Cemetery walk online via Eventbrite. IF Oxford is operating a Pay What You Decide (PWYD) ticketing system. This works by enabling you to pre-book events without paying for a ticket beforehand. Afterwards, you have the opportunity to pay what you decide you want to, or can afford. If you prefer, you can make a donation to IF Oxford when you book. All funds raised go towards next year’s Festival.

12.00pm to 2.00pm, meeting at Junction Cafe, The Old Station Building, Blackpill, Mumbles Road, Swansea SA3 5AS

A two-hour guided geological walk through Clyne Valley Country Park, looking at the industrial legacy from coal mining, brick production and other extractive industries. To complement this activity, you can also visit Oystermouth Library's free public display about coal mining in Clyne Valley throughout the week.

Contact Tony White at awhite153@btinternet.com with any enquiries.

1.30pm to 3.30pm at Lickey Hills Country Park Visitor Centre, Warren Lane, Rednall, Birmingham B45 8ER

Guided free geology walk delivered by Julie Schroder, Lickey Hills Geo-Champion. An introduction to the geology of the Lickey Hills with reference to the work of earlier geologists, especially James Watt Junior, who made a geological field excursion to the Lickeys in 1788. This event is suitable for all ages, but primarily adults who are interested in the history of geology and our current understanding of the Lickey Hills' geological features.

Contact Ken Lewis at k.o.lewis1@btinternet.com with any enquiries or visit the Geology of the Lickey Hills event webpage.

2.30pm to 3.30pm at St Sepulchre's Cemetery, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HD

Part of the Oxford Science and Ideas Festival. The wide range of rock types used for gravestones means that cemeteries can be geological treasure-troves. They are also great places to study local history and environmental science. Join geologists Nina Morgan and Philip Powell on a guided geological cemetery walk through St Sepulchre's Cemetery.

Be prepared to walk on rough ground so please wear comfortable walking shoes. This event may not be suitable for wheelchair users.

You can book your place on the St Sepulchre's Cemetery walk online via Eventbrite. IF Oxford is operating a Pay What You Decide (PWYD) ticketing system. This works by enabling you to pre-book events without paying for a ticket beforehand. Afterwards, you have the opportunity to pay what you decide you want to, or can afford. If you prefer, you can make a donation to IF Oxford when you book. All funds raised go towards next year’s Festival.


Friday 25 October 2019

7.00pm to 9.00pm at Science Oxford Centre, Stansfeld Park, Quarry Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 8SB

Part of the Oxford Science and Ideas Festival. This mesmerising and entertaining film reveals the true potential of interdisciplinary collaboration, pushing the boundaries of science storytelling.

Nine scientists visit extraordinary places to uncover unexpected answers to some of humanity’s biggest questions. How did life begin? What is time? What is consciousness? How much do we really know? By introducing researchers from diverse backgrounds for the first time, this deeply human trip to the foundations of discovery reminds us that the unanswered questions are the most crucial to pose.

You can book your ticket to watch The Most Unknown online via Eventbrite. IF Oxford is operating a Pay What You Decide (PWYD) ticketing system. This works by enabling you to pre-book events without paying for a ticket beforehand. Afterwards, you have the opportunity to pay what you decide you want to, or can afford. If you prefer, you can make a donation to IF Oxford when you book. All funds raised go towards next year’s Festival.